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Jan 5, 2013 6:30am PST
editor at the economist. welcome to all of you. greg, president obama ran an entire campaign, promising the wealthy would be forced to pay what he termed their fair share. did the rich get a god deal here? >> i think they got off pretty easily, frankly. obama had to compromise in order to get any kind of deal at all. my bottom line, christine, is that the markets have done very well in the last few days because the bottom line is that we avoided a recession. >> bob, the president promised to raise taxes on individuals making more than 200, $200,000 a year and couples making more than 250. listen. >> serious about protecting middle class families and we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that's one principle i won't compromise on. >> principle he didn't compromise on, but the number behind the principle, he did. that was december 8th. by so widely defining the middle class now, all the way up to $400,000. >> right. >> doesn't that give a big pool of people that you're going to have to go after later? >> if they're serious about debt reduction,
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